Less is a novel by Andrew Sean Greer about Arthur Less, a gay man who turns fifty and decides to take himself off the market. He accepts an invitation to attend his ex-boyfriend’s wedding in Italy only to find out he will also be attending as the guest of honor.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to read a humorous, yet introspective look at what it means to be gay and approaching middle age.
- The book is very long and may not be the best choice for someone looking for a quick read.
- Less contains language and content that some readers might find offensive or uncomfortable.
- The story can be somewhat sad and depressing at times.
Learn more about the author
Andrew Sean Greer is an American novelist and short story writer. His first novel was The Confessions of Max Tivoli (2004), which won the California Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He published his second novel, Zeitoun (2009), about Abdulrahman Zeitoun, who stayed in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina to help others evacuate after being refused entry into a shelter because he was Muslim. In 2013, Greer published The Strange Case of presentation Benjamin Button: A Novel, inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1922 short story “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”.
“Arthur Less is one of the most endearing, charming characters to grace the pages of a novel in recent memory.”
“This was a delightful read! It portrays the life of a gay man who is approaching middle age with both humor and honesty. The protagonist goes on an amusing journey as he tries to avoid attending his ex-boyfriend’s wedding.”
” This is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. It’s smart, funny, and sad – but doesn’t wallow in sadness. “
“Less is one of the smartest, snappiest novels I’ve read in years.”